Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
Day 3 Completed
Norway's Mats Albertsen outlasted a field of 589 entrants to win the Autumn-edition of the Coolbet Open €550 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park for €60,510.
The 589 entrants generated a massive €285,665 prize pool and represented a sizable increase over the 425 entrants attracted during the first-ever Coolbet Open Main Event in May 2018.
The number of entrants also smashed a casino record for the most entrants in an international poker event. The previous record was established in November 2017 when the MPN Poker Tour attracted 534 entrants.
2018 Coolbet Open Main Event Final Table Results
|6||Jonas Bølge Tveit||Norway||€11,000|
*Reflects a heads-up deal.
The second day ended when the money bubble broke with each player guaranteed to take home €1,050. Finland's Jussi Mattila bubbled the tournament in 56th place.
Mattila didn't go home empty-handed as Coolbet added a ticket to the next Coolbet Open €550 Main Event on May 8-12, 2019. Satellites will be available for this event at Coolbet Poker starting at the end of November.
The third and final day began with Norway's Nicolai Aubert in the lead. Finland's Mathias Siljander entered the day with a second-place chip stack. He took the lead early in the day and did not relinquish until near the very end of the tournament.
The final table began after Siljander eliminated Daniel Sandnes in tenth place for €4,780. At this point in the tournament, Siljander amassed nearly one-third of the chips in play.
Japan's Katsuhiro Muto was the first casualty at the final table in ninth place for €4,780 after his ace-king suited couldn't hold against the ace-ten held by Lativa's Davis Modans.
Shortly after the dinner break, Finland's Jari Hurri bowed out in eighth place for €5,910 when his ace-queen suited couldn't outflip the pocket jacks held by Norway's Jonas Bølge Tveit.
Tveit then eliminated his second straight opponent. Finland's Eero Lehtinen hit the rail in seventh place for €8,050 after he three-bet jammed ace-four and couldn't hold against Tveit's king-queen suited.
Siljander then became a one-man wrecking crew by eliminating three opponents within a single orbit.
First to go was Tveit in sixth place for €11,000 when he jammed ace-five suited with top pair and a flush draw on the turn only to run into Siljander's set of queens.
Two hands later, Modans followed Tveit to the cashier to collect the fifth-place prize of €15,800 after his pocket sixes couldn't outrace Siljander's big slick.
Sweden's Fredrik Karvall was ousted a few minutes later in fourth-place for €20,500. He got it in good with ace-queen but couldn't hold against Siljander's ace-nine after a nine appeared on the board.
After this hand, Siljander had more chips than both of his opponents combined. However, after losing flips and suffering a huge bad beat to Albertsen, Siljander was low on chips.
Siljander attempted to battle back but eventually was eliminated in third place for €26,700 after he three-bet jammed king-queen suited into Albertsen's pocket aces.
This left Albertsen with a 2:1 chip advantage over Aubert. A break was taken and Albertsen and Aubert agreed to a deal that guaranteed the duo €53,510 and €47,190 respectively with €7,000 more going to the eventual winner.
The lead changed back and forth several times before Albertsen eventually had a 4:1 chip advantage.
In the final hand, Aubert jammed on the flop with bottom pair holding six-three and was called by Albertsen with middle pair with ten-five. The turn and river were unable to save Aubert and he was eliminated in second place for €47,190.
Meanwhile, Albertsen became part of Coolbet Open history by joining Finland's Sebastian Wahl who won the first Coolbet Open Main Event in May in becoming the tour's only two Main Event champions.
This concludes the PokerNews live reporting of the Coolbet Main Event. Stay tuned as we bring you coverage of big events from around the world.
*Photos courtesy of Natalie Black/Coolbet Open.
Photos courtesy of Natalie Black/Coolbet Open.
The Coolbet Open Main Event is officially over.
Mats Albertsen raised the button to 285,000 with and Nicolai Aubert called with .
Albertsen fired out for 350,000 after the flop came . Aubert, who flopped bottom pair, jammed for 3,700,000. Albertsen with middle pair, paused for a minute before he made the call.
Albertsen became the second Coolbet Open champion and took home €60,510 after his hand held with the coming on the turn and the completed the board on the river.
Meanwhile, Aubert won a runner-up trophy and a massive €47,190 for finishing in second place.
Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of the Coolbet Open Main Event.
It's been an epic heads-up match with both players deep-stacked and the lead swinging back and forth.
The lead has just gone back to Mats Albertsen. Nicolai Aubert completed the blinds from the button with . Albertsen raised with to 400,000 and Albertsen called.
Albertsen bet 400,000 after the flop came and Aubert called.
Albertsen nailed a set after the came on the turn and led out for 775,000. Aubert raised to 4,000,000. Albertsen paused for almost a minute before three-bet jamming for 6,500,000.
Aubert wasted no time in folding and Albertsen took the lead again.
Thus far its been a back and forth heads-up battle between Nicolai Aubert and Mats Albertsen. The pendulum has just swung back in Aubert's favor.
Aubert opened the button for 250,000 with and got a called from Albertsen with .
Albertsen bet 375,000 after the came on the flop. Aubert raised to 1,100,000 with outs for the flush and straight and got a call from Albertsen.
Both players checked after the came on the turn.
Albertsen checked again after the came on the river. Aubert with a straight bet a cool 2,000,000 and Albertsen paused for a minute before he called.
Mats Albertsen raised to 250,000 with from the button and Nicolai Aubert called with .
Both players checked the flop.
The came on the turn and it was an action card giving Albertsen the straight and Aubert top two pair. Albertsen bet 250,000. Aubert raised to 650,000 and Albertsen called.
Albertsen fired out for 1,700,000 after the came on the river. Aubert called and Albertsen was back in the lead after the hand.
Nicolai Aubert began today as the chip leader. He is now back in the chip lead for the first time at the final table.
Aubert limped from the button with . Mats Albertsen raised to 305,000 and Aubert called.
Albertsen fired out for 175,000 on the flop and Aubert called.
The came on the turn giving Aubert a straight. Albertsen bet 460,000 and Aubert opted to call.
Albertsen emptied a third bullet for 820,000 after the appeared on the river. Aubert jammed for 7,000,000 and Albertsen folded.